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Oct 3, 2012 7:00am PDT
ammunition. and conservatives circulate a five-year-old video in a move the obama campaign calls desperate. >>> why the smoke detector in your home may not work in a fire. >>> and online attack. on-air response. a local news anchor takes to the air waves to fire back at a viewer who slammed her for her weight. >> you know nothing about me but what you see on the outside. and i am much more than a number on a scale. we'll talk to her today, wednesday, october 3rd, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm david gregory in for matt this morning. if you love politics, this is it. the stage is set. the first big presidential debate. the showdown in denver between president obama and republican challenger mitt romney. you know mitt romney is looking for a new look and, of course, the president is trying to avoid the incumbent trap of trying to appear arrogant or underprepared. a lot on the line right now. >> a b
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Oct 7, 2012 8:00am EDT
riding a new wave of momentum. president obama hailing friday's unemployment numbers. governor romney on a roll after wednesday's debate. and with just 30 days until election day some polls show the race tightening. coming up, we'll break it all down for you. >>> a new trend in an increasing number of companies pea touring overweight people in their ads. is this a new age in advertising? we'll talk about it. >>> then, this is a crazy story, listen to this, a south carolina man comes home from vacation to find things in his house just as he left them. great, no problem. but hold on. when his kids go on facebook they see something familiar, their house, with other teenagers having a wild party right there in their home. coming up, why these teens could be in big trouble all because they overshared online. >> a little risky business. >>> a bit later i'll catch up with the director and the cast of the "princess bride." it was released 25 years ago. hard to believe. didn't make a big splash at the time certainly at the box office but since then it's become so somewhat of a cult classic. its l
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Oct 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
show is calling on president obama's campaign to pull its new ad featuring big bird, and romney is blasting his opponent for focusing so much attention on that one moment from last week's debate. we'll talk about all that about robert gibbs who is a senior adviser to the president's campaign. >>> a story i love. one mom's victory for parents everywhere. she was tired of always have to pick up after her kids so she went on strike, and this was the result. she didn't tell her kids anything. just let that mess pile up. she took photographs. the question is did it have the impact on her daughters that she was hoping for? she'll tell us in a live interview. >> love this story, and it gives me the creeps because of all the germs in those pictures, the dog eating out of the dishwasher. anyway, we'll get to her in a while. >> got a little bit messy. we'll start, of course, with the new details on the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell has the details. andrea, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. of
NBC
Oct 5, 2012 7:00am EDT
wisconsin where the crowds swelled to more than 30,000 thursday, president obama arrived armed with new energy and attack lines against romney that were absent from wednesday's debate. all but calling his opponent a liar. >> governor romney may dance around his positions. he may do a tap dance and a two-step, but if you want to be president, then you owe the american people the truth. >> reporter: mr. obama's top advisers concedes the president needs to come back fighting the next two debates and find a sharper way to sell his message. we'll make adjustments, his top strategist said. president obama took aim at cutting funds to pbs, the home to big bird. that's less than $100 million a year, just a fraction of the overall federal budget. >> thank goodness somebody's finally cracking down on big bird! who knew that he was responsible for all these deficits? elmo's got to watch out. >> reporter: meanwhile, a past presidential nominee, former vice president al gore, who had his own debate struggles, offered this unusual explanation for mr. obama's uninspired performance, blaming the hi
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Oct 4, 2012 7:00am EDT
, aggressively pushing president obama on the economy, job creation, and health care. we're going to talk to top advisers about how their candidates faired just ahead. we're also going to talk with chris matthews who had very strong feelings about the debate. but we want to begin with chuck todd, chief white house correspondent in denver this morning. chuck, good morning to you. >> reporter: well, good morning, savannah. look, this may have been the most substantive debate in the television era. and mitt romney dealt with it as if his campaign depended on it while a subdued president obama let romney dictate the terms of the debate. not exactly the gift the president was looking for on his 20th wedding anniversary. >> and so i just want to wish, sweetie, you happy anniversary and let you know that a year from now we will not be celebrating it in front of 40 million people. >> reporter: from the very beginning, mitt romney displayed a confident and commanding presence on stage, almost one-upping the president from the start. >> congratulations to you, mr. president, on your anniversary. i'm sure
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Oct 2, 2012 9:00am EDT
down to prepare for their first debate on wednesday. president obama and republican rival mitt romney have honed their skills with more mock debates than any other candidates in recent years. romney campaigns in denver today while the president makes appearances in las vegas. meantime, the most closely watched senate race in the nation is heating up in massachusetts. republican scott brown and democratic rival elizabeth warren faced off in their first debate last night. >>> the faa is investigating why passenger seats came loose on three different american airlines flights. the latest incident happened monday aboard a new york to miami flight. on saturday a similar problem forced a boston to miami flight to make an emergency landing and american says that same plane was involved in a loose seat incident last week which they thought had been fixed. fortunately no one on the flights was hurt. both of the boeing 757s involved had recently gone through maintenance that involved moving the seats. american says there could be a problem with the way the seats fit into the tracks on th
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Oct 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
. >>> lots of politics to talk about it on the eve of the first presidential debate. president obama and governor romney will spend the day preparing for the showdown what. message do they need to send to the undecided voters? none other than bill o'reilly is here to join us and to talk about his new book. >> looking forward to that. >>> what caused a nasty gharib on this killer whale at seaworld san diego? was it an accident or attack by other whales? a live report on that. >>> and your next oscar host, seth macfarlane. >> yes. >> his fans, and al roker are praising the pick, but some are wondering why the academy selected the creator of "family guy" who has been in only one film. we'll get into that debate. >>> and later we'll talk about it with today's professionals. >> do we sense what you feel about that pick? >> i'm still absorbing it. going to sit with it for a while. >> not emotionally prepared to talk about it. >> not yet. >> before we get to that lets check in with the day's top stories with natalie morales over at the news desk. >> good morning, everyone. we begin with trouble
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Oct 10, 2012 7:00am PDT
bird. >> yes, and we will talk to the president's senior adviser to the obama campaign being asked to pull ads about big bird. >>> and one mom went on strike, and she let the mess pile up and took photographs and and did it have the impact on the daughters you hoped it would? she will join us as well. >> and you love this, because it is freaking me out with the germs in the dishwasher and the -- >> well, it was messy. we will start with the new details on the attack in benghazi, libya, and an gree ya mitchell has new details. good morning to you. >> good morning. officials described in detail a heavily armed assault on the consulate and not what had been described. >> reporter: officials say all was quiet until 9:40 p.m. when teams invaded the compound. attackers took the embassy ambassador. the ambassador and a security agent tried to escape through a bathroom window. the agent got out, but he then could not find the am b ambassadorment his body turned up hours later in the hospital where the staff had dialed numbers in his cell phone to identify him. eventually surviving agents drov
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Oct 4, 2012 2:05am PDT
awards, she's now busy with the obama campaign and now dating mark sanchez, jets quarterback. >> yes, there's a lot about that time for one last one, kath. >> visiting from san diego. name this song where j. lo talks about her heritage growing up. >> listen to this is it dance again, pappy, jenny from the block? >> jenny from the block? >> yep. yep. yep. a big day. >> jenny from the block. that's great song. a great song. and it is from the 2002 "this is then" and remember ben fer, ben affleck? >> he is in the video. probably hates that. >> you think of j. lo, think of this song. and you want it in every single concert. fantastic. >> thanks for joining us. kathie lee is going to come back across the street. how to extend the life and color of your hair and save some money, right after this. and guess who's in the house? we have the one, the only, shaquille o'neal with us. let's get the party started. is he falling asleep? shaq, we are waiting for you. right after this. septic disasters are disgusting and costly, but avoidable. the rid-x septic subscriber program helps prevent backups
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Oct 3, 2012 9:00am EDT
in denver as president obama and republican challenger mitt romney face off in their first debate, but a 2007 speech by then senator obama is generating criticism from conservatives who say his words are racially charged. the obama campaign is fighting back saying romney's allies are just trying to distract from romney's secretly taped remarks about 47% of americans who don't pay federal income taxes. and can you watch tonight's debate live starting at 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific right here on nbc. >>> former penn state graduate assistant mike mcqueary has filed suit against the university for defamation and misrepresentation. mcqueary's account that he witnessed jerry sandusky showering with a boy back in 2001 helped bring the charges that led to the former assistant football coach's conviction. mcqueary is seeking millions in damages allege the university mistreated him after the sexual abuse scandal surfaced. sandusky is not commenting on the complaint. >>> the latest search for jimmy hoffa has turned up nothing but dirt. police were searching a backyard in suburban detroit wher
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Oct 6, 2012 5:00am PDT
. >>> good morning. fight to the finish. election day exactly one month away. president obama handling with a positive jobs report, hoping it will help him keep his job. governor mitt romney says it's too little too late. a legendary business executive claims the books were cooked. >>> skating scandal. a u.s. olympic speed skater admits to tampering with a rival's skate before a big competition and he says he did it against his will. he'll explain why in an exclusive interview. >>> and are they back together? new signs of chris brown and rihanna dating again, despite their violent history, and it has some people wondering what she's thinking. today's saturday, october 6th, 2012. >> from nbc news, this is "today" with lester holt and jenna wolf, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. >> it's good to have you back from afghanistan. safe and sound. >> good to be back. >> and you're back into the thick of politics here in this country as well. >> it feels like this presidential race has been going on for so l
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Oct 8, 2012 7:00am EDT
get more on the forecast straight ahead. >>> also, president obama hits up a star-studded campaign fund-raiser poking a little fun at his debate performance last week. we'll tell you what he had to say and look ahead to this week's big vice presidential debate. >>> and we'll meet the creator of a blog who mocks parents who fill their twitter and facebook updates with tweets about their kids. is it too mean-spirited? we'll ask her about that. >>> and check out this massive pile-up at a nascar race this season. this all happened on the final lap. more on that story in just a moment, but we want to begin with that first major blast of winter weather across a large chunk of the nation. nbc's kevin tibbles is in chicago this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: forgive me for looking a little confused this morning, though some would say most mornings i do, but today it's about the temperature. it is colder right now in chicago than it was during periods of last january. some people out here even had to get out their snow shovels, and it's only october. summer, fall, where have the
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Oct 9, 2012 7:00am EDT
debate shows mitt romney now leading president obama as the president releases a new ad starring, guess what? >> big, yellow, a menace to our economy. mitt romney knows it's not wall street you have to worry about. it's it's sesame street. >> this morning john mccain on the state of the race with the election exactly four weeks away. >>> and skin and bones. matthew mcconaughey goes from this to this. the story behind the actor's startling weight loss today, tuesday, october 9th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie, and you are? >> i'm matt lauer. >> we're so happy to have you here. >> good to be back. it's been a week. >> i actually requested reunited to get us all in the mood. >> you went right to peaches and herb. >> old school. ♪ reunited >> haven't heard that one in a while. thank you, appreciate it. >> welcome back. >> seems like a busy week. >> very happy to have you back. hard to talk politics with peac
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Oct 8, 2012 7:00am PDT
obama is in california this morning, went to a star studded campaign fund-raiser in l.a. last night and poked a little fun at his own debate performance. >>> then we meet the creator of a blog that moks facebook with people that do constant updates. it is popular, but is it too mean spirited. >>> and check out this pileup involving dozens of cars at a nascar race this weekend. it all happened on the final lap. we're going to have more on how it happened and how it ended in a moment. >>> we begin with out of control gas prices in california. nbc dianaal vee ar is live in hollywood. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. imagine waking up to prices like these, $4.79 for a gallon of regular gasoline. what makes it tougher for drivers in california is that prices are higher here than anywhere else. something some politicians say could be criminal. in california this weekend, what went up kept going up to drivers' dismay. >> i don't think i ever paid this much for gas. >> going to spend at least almost $100 to fill up. >> reporter: in just one week, the price for a regular gallon of
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Oct 2, 2012 7:00am PDT
first presidential debate. both president obama and governor romney will spend the day preparing. what message do they need to send to undecided voters tuning in tomorrow night. bill o'reilly is here to talk about his new bookoming up. >> we'll look forward to that a. question, what caused this nasty gash on a killer whale in san diego. was it an accident or was it an attack by other whales? a live report on that. >> and post seth mcfarland? his friends and al roker praise the pick. some wonder why they selected the guy from family guy. we'll talk about it with today's professionals. >> do we sense what you feel? >> i'm still absorbing it. i'll let you know. >> not prepared to talk about it. before we get to that we want to check with the top stories from natalie morales. good morning. >> good morning everyone. we begin with that story about trouble in the skies for american airlines. as at least two separate 757 jets had to be diverted after several rows of seats came loose mid flight and six more planes are being inspected for the same problem. tom costello is on the ramp at miami in
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Oct 5, 2012 7:00am PDT
, 2009. and good news for president obama after his showing at the debate. we will have reaction from washington and wall street. >>> cancelled, american airlines grounds dozens of flights coast to coast, urgent repairs being made as the company discovers a new reason for what causes seats to become loose on a plane. >>> duelling divas, a knife threat on "american idol" audition. why mariah carey is adding new security today on friday, october 5th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning, welcome to "today," 7:00 a.m. on the west coast on friday morning, i am savannah guthrie. >> i am david gregory once again in for matt. the president was looking for lift after the debate, he got it with these jobs numbers that have just come out this morning. there are questions about how we got here. >> it is a confusing report. the economy added 114,000 jobs in september which is actually less than the previous month, but the unemployment rate dropped from 8.1 to 7.8%, so coming up, we're going to ta
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Oct 9, 2012 7:00am PDT
president obama and talk about that with senator john mccain in a couple of minutes. peter al a aal alexander is on campaign trail. >> reporter: this race is tightening with four weeks to go. on monday, mitt romney trying to present himself as a plausible commander in chief attacked the president saying the middle east has become a more dangerous place since president obama took office. the latest pit stop in president obama's effort to reach fund-raising goal of $1 billion, san francisco. >> we cannot afford to be complacent and we cannot afford to be cynical. we got to look back at the progress we have made and that should give us confidence. but we have to understand we have got a lot more to do. >> reporter: in virginia, a reinvigorated mitt romney may have been singing in the rain. a downpour. >> people wonder why it is i'm so confident we're going to win. i'm confident because i see you here on a day like this. this is unbelievable. thank you very much. >> reporter: romney may have good reason for new confidence passing out mcdonald's to reporters on his plane and greeting ele
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Oct 5, 2012 9:00am EDT
created 86,000 more jobs in those months than previously estimated. >>> president obama and republican challenger mitt romney are both campaigning in the battleground state of virginia today. last night romney told fox news that his earlier statement seemingly writing off 47% of americans was completely wrong and that his life shows that he cares about 100%. president obama accused romney meanwhile of dancing around his own positions saying that if you want to be president, you owe the american people the truth. >>> american airlines cancelled more flights today so it can fix the problem with seats that could come loose on at least three recent flights. american says all 48 of the boeing 757s being checked should be back in service tomorrow. the airline blames a combination of wear, poor design and even soda spills for causing small pins in the seat lock mechanisms to malfunction. health officials are warning that thousands of people across 23 states could be at risk of contracting fungal meningitis. the rare and deadly strain of the disease has been linked to contaminated steroid inje
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Oct 8, 2012 9:00am EDT
u.s. action in overseas conflicts. the obama campaign is dismissing the planned romney remarks calling the republican a quote unmitigated disaster on foreign policy. meantime, an infusion of cash for president obama came in sunday night at a star-studded fund-raiser in california. joking about his lackluster debate performance last week the president quipped that unlike the hollywood a-listeners the room he doesn't always perform flawlessly. >>> voters in venezuela have re-elected socialist president hugo chavez for another six-year term. he's a longtime critic of washington. he defeated opposite leader henrique capriles amid growing frustration of crime, corruption and power outages. venezuela has the largest crude oil reserves. >>> at least 20 new cases of fungal meningitis occurs as the deadly outbreak linked to steroid injection spreads to nine states and 91 people are now infected as the new england company that produced the injections widens the recall. the steroid is frequently used to treat back pain, and authorities say thousands of patients may have been injected with
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Oct 4, 2012 9:00am EDT
republican mitt romney. as a seemingly lackluster president obama failed to take the reins. a hot topic of the debate, medicare, president obama says he based his health care law on romney's own plan for massachusetts. but romney stuck to his promise to repeal the law if elected. and despite being a prominent issue this week on the campaign trail, the candidates did not tackle the topic of immigration. >>> turkey's deputy prime minister says a bill authorizing the use of force against syria is intended as a deterrent and not a declaration of war. that bill was approved by turkey's parliament this morning. turkish troops fired for the second day in retaliation for syrian mortar fire that killed five civilians in a turkish border town. >>> health officials say a deadly meningitis outbreak may be linked to steroid injections manufactured at a massachusetts pharmacy. the drug maker has recalled the steroid used to treat mostly back pain as investigators work to confirm the source of the infection. so far, more than two dozen people have been sickened across five states, four people have die
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Oct 9, 2012 9:00am EDT
a check of all the headlines. natalie. >> good morning, everyone. president obama campaigns in ohio today as he pushes forward on his fund-raising goal of $1 billion. on monday republican rival mitt romney drummed up support of virginia as two new national polls show a volatile race. in one romney leads the president by four points among likely voters, and in the or the president leads romney by five points. >>> convicted child sexual abuser jerry sandusky receives his sentence today. the former penn state assistant football coach is expected to spend the rest of his life in prison. on the eve of his sentencing the 68-year-old released an audio recording from jail maintaining his innocence and blaming a massive conspiracy for the accusations against him. several of sdusk i's accusers are set to address the judge at this morning's hearing. >>> the death toll in a national meningitis outbreak is rising. monday night a national hospital announced the death of a patient from the rare but lethal form of meningitis linked to steroid injections given for back pain. if confirmed by the cdc,
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Oct 10, 2012 9:00am EDT
former officials who say their request for more security before the attack was denied. >>> the obama campaign is accusing mitt romney of not telling the truth about his position on abortion. romney told an iowa newspaper tuesday that he won't pursue any abortion legislation if he's elected. romney did say he would instead use an executive order to reinstate a ban on using american foreign aid to fund abortion. the president's campaign responded, quote, we know the truth about where he stands on a woman's right to choose. >>> in a surprise move this morning a russian court freed one member of a female punk rock group jailed for anti-government performance inside moscow's main cathedral. the court said the freed member never actually took part in the performance because guards threw her out before she could remove the guy tar from its case. the court did uphold two-year sentences for two other band members. >>> police have releasedmore photos and a home video of the denver-area schoolgirl who has been missing since last friday, and they hope the images will lead to sightings of 10-year
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Oct 4, 2012 4:00am PDT
today we begin with an economic showdown. president obama and mitt romney squared off for the first of three presidential debates last night. in what some are calling a polite war of words, the candidates sparred over job creation, taxes and the future of health care. nbc's tracie potts is in denver for us. she has a preview. good morning to you, tracie. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. the pressure was on for romney to perform, to back up his ideas with details, taking on the man that even republicans called one of the most skilled debaters in modern politics. the point of this debate was to make differences clear on lowering the debt. >> you said you'd cut the deficit in half. it's four years later, we still have trillion-dollar deficit. >> the way we do is for additional cut, we ask for a dollar of additional revenue, paid for, as i indicated earlier, by asking those of us who have done very well in this country to contribute a little bit more to reduce the deficit. >> reporter: the president insisted romney would spend $5 trillion on tax breaks favoring the wealthy. >> math, common
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Oct 5, 2012 4:30am EDT
president obama sharpens his attacks. >>> leap of faith. tense moments as a mother and her five kids are forced to jump from a burning building. >>> and sweet mystery why are bes in france producing green >>> and sweet mystery why are bes in france producing green and blue honey? captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry, and today we begin with back to battle. the two presidential candidates are busy attacking each other on the campaign trail following their first debate. today president obama will be campaigning in virginia and ohio and mitt romney is in virginia. governor romney boasted about his debate performance and told supporters he will take back the white house, but for the first time romney backed away from his controversial remarks about the 47% of americans who don't pay federal income taxes. he was asked what he would have said if that came up in the debate. >> clearly in a campaign with hundreds if not thousands of speeches and question and answer sessions, now and then you're going to say something that doesn't come out r
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Oct 3, 2012 4:00am EDT
>>> this morning on "early today," mile high showdown as president obama and mitt romney prepare for tonight's crucial debate. our brand new poll numbers show where they stand. >>> midair mess. another incident of loose seats on an american airlines flight, and now the company says it knows why. >>> and shock value. there's a magician, david blaine. he goes high voltage in his blaine. he goes high voltage in his latest stunt. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with a high stakes debate. all eyes turn to denver for tonight's first presidential debate of the 2012 race, and a new nbc news wall street journal poll finds president obama is holding on to his national lead, but not by very much. 49% of likely voters favor the president while 46% prefer mitt romney. that's only a 3% edge for obama which is within the survey's margin of error, but when it comes to a poll of registered voters the president widens his lead over romney to 7 points, 51% to 44. and finally they say the nation is headed in the right direction. 40%. mea
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
central virginia. president obama will be in northern virginia tomorrow. >> the candidates kept things civil during last night's debate in denver. they were still pointed, though, in criticizing each other's policies and plans. the president went after mitt romney on how he plans to pay for his tax cuts. mitt romney used vice president joe biden's own words in describing the middle class's struggles. >> you think by closing looph e loopholes and deductions for the well-to-do, somehow you will not end up picking up the tab, then governor romney's plan may work for you. but i think math, common sense, and our history shows us that's not a recipe for job growth. >> under the president's policies, middle income americans have been buried. they're just being crushed. middle income americans have seen their income come down by $4,300. this is a tax in and of itself. i'll call it the economy tax. it's been crushing. >> earlier in the week, vice president biden had said the middle class has been buried for the past four years. the issue they came closest to agreeing on, social security. the ca
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Oct 10, 2012 4:00am EDT
ohio. voters in that key state have been getting plenty of time with president obama and his republican rival mitt romney. both candidates campaigned hard in the buckeye state tuesday. in fact, romney is spending four out of five days there this week. the reason, a new cnn orc poll shows it is a close rate for ohio's 18 electoral votes with 51% of likely voters backing president obama, 47% for romney. that, of course, made closer after last week's debate. meanwhile, ohio's election chief, a republican, has asked the supreme court to reinstate a new law that cuts off the final three days of early voting. an appeals court blocks the law pushed through by state republicans. as romney continues to campaign in ohio, president obama is back in the white house this morning. nbc's tracie pots joins us now with all the latest from washington, tracie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, lynn. good morning, everyone. the president is closing the gap in a number of these battleground states and it continues to say the $5 trillion tax cut romney's proposing would add to the deficit a
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Oct 2, 2012 4:00am EDT
loose seats on american airlines flights. >>> political showdown. president obama and mitt romney hunker down for their high stakes debate in denver. >>> and bumpy ride. a 10-year-old philadelphia boy is arrested after swiping and a 10-year-old philadelphia boy is arrested after swiping and crashing a van. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with air scare. suspicion is swirling around american airlines after two flights in three days were returned to new york's jfk airport. the reason, passenger seats came loose on both planes. the first incident occurred on a flight from miami to boston. >> during flights, passenger seats came loose out of the floor. passengers are unable to sit in that seat. >> the federal aviation administration says seating in both plains had undergone maintenance. they have grounded eight 757s for inspection. >>> to politics where president obama and rival mitt romney will not be campaigning today, opting instead to prep for the first of the three debates that they will have starting to
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Oct 8, 2012 4:00am PDT
, syria, and more, but president obama hits him hard with a brand-new ad. we'll show it to you. >>> unhitched. two philly wedding celebrations descend into cha as the attendees start brawling. >>> and 48 straight. drew breezes into the record books. this is a big one. >> this is "early today" for monday, october 8th, 2012. >>> very good morning to you, i'm veronica de la cruz. 29 days and counting. there is less than a month to go in the race for the white house, and right now, both candidates are on the road. while the president campaigns in california, mitt romney spent sunday in florida before his major foreign policy speech in virginia today. nbc's tracie potts joins us now live from washington. good morning. >> veronica. good morning. let's talk about the speech. in it today he tries to draw distinctions. we've seen an advanced copy where mitt romney will now argue america is now weaker against our enemies abroad. mitt romney gives a big foreign policy speech in virginia today, but over the weekend in florida, he focused on taxes and president obama. >> he will ultimately
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Oct 8, 2012 6:00am EDT
are not backed up by deeds." >> today president obama will wrap up his two-day fund-raising trip in california. he will announce the establishment. caesar chavez national monument. yesterday the president spoke at a fund-raising concert. he poked a little fun at himself as well and his recent debate performance. >> everybody here is incredible professional, they're such great frep friends, and they just perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. >> last night mr. obama also attended a $25,000 per person fund-raising dinner. tomorrow he will hit the campaign trail in ohio. >>> the pressure is on for this thursday's vice presidential depate. vice president joe biden is taking a break from the campaign trail to prepare. biden has suggested he wants to address the differences between himself and his republican counterpart in the aftermath of president obama's lackluster performance and his debate with rommy. ♪ kid rock is joining republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan on the campaign trail today. the singer is attending a rally for ryan tonight in roc
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Oct 8, 2012 4:30am EDT
." today president obama will wrap up a two-day fund-raising trip in california. yesterday he spoke at a fund-raising concert with performances by john bon jovi and katy perry. and he attended a fund-raising dinner. >>> virginia's u.s. senate candidates will hold their second debate today. republican george allen and democrat tim kaine will square off in richmond. a recent wall street journal/marist poll shows tim kaine pulling ahead. david gregory moderated the debate last month. >>> today a warning that china's two leading technology firms pose a major security concern to the u.s. there's a live look at the capitol. after a year long investigation, the panel is warning the government, as well as private businesses, to avoid poway technologies and zte corporation. those companies are among the world's leading telecommunications companies. both deny posing a threat to the u.s. >>> and venezuela's president hugo chavez wips a third term in office. the electoral council announced that chavez won by a narrow margin. it ends a bitter campaign in which chavez denied using oil control to his
NBC
Oct 10, 2012 4:30am EDT
election without winning ohio. president obama held a rally outside ohio university. it was his 17th trip to the buckeye state. mitt romney's comments on abortion to a newspaper in iowa also making headlines. he told the "des moines register" he would not pursue abortion legislation if he became president. afterward, this campaign put out a clarification saying romney will put out legislation providing greater protections for life. romney's campaign alsoreacted, saying the republican challenger is not telling the truth about his position. it cited a 2007 gop debate where romney said he'd support banning all abortions. >>> and the producers of sesame street want the president's camp to stop running an ad featuring big bird. the ad mocks romney's comments to end the debate on federal funding for broadcasting. sesame street says it's a nonprofit organization that does not participate in political campaigns. the obama campaign said the ad is only running on cable during comedy shows. >>> for or against gambling in maryland, the spending is past any governor's race on record. penn nationa
NBC
Oct 6, 2012 6:00am EDT
shocking stunt happening right now. let me tell you how i will create 12 million jobs when president obama couldn't. first, my energy independence policy means more than three million new jobs. many of them in manufacturing. my tax reform plan to lower rates for the middle class and for small business creates seven million more. and expanding trade, cracking down on china, and improving job training takes us to over 12 million new jobs. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. >>> hi everyone. good morning. welcome to news 4 today. i'm richard jordan. >> i'm angie goff. it is saturday, october 6th, 2012. and a nice start to our weekend. our holiday weekend at that. >> a nice start. but get ready for the finish. it is going to be a very cold one right? >> downright chilly. hi, chuck. >> yes indeed. i was out at the beach all week and there are a couple great old car shows going on at the beach and yesterday on my drive back nothing but great looking old cars headed on over toward ocean city and so if you haven't got a plan and you need something to do today go on out to the beach. last
NBC
Oct 4, 2012 4:30am EDT
debate of this election. president obama and mitt romney squared off for 90 minutes last night in denver. tracy potts is live in denver now with the latest on the debate. >> reporter: good morning, everyone, from denver, where the pressure was on for mitt romney to perform to back up his ideas with details, taking on the man that even some republicans had described as one of the most skilled debaters in modern politics. the point of this debate was to make differences clear, on lowering the desmt. >> you said you'd cut the deficit in half, it's now four years later, we have trillion-dollar deficits. >> the way we do it is for every $2.50 of additional debt, we ask for a dollar, paid for by those doing very well to contribute a little more to reduce the deficit. >> reporter: the president insisted romney would spend five trillion on tax breaks favoring the wealthy. >> math, common sense, and our history shows us that's not a recipe for job growth. >> everything he just said about my tax plan is inaccurate. >> they clashed on wall street, whether banks should be too big to fail, and medica
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